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post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 04:12 PM
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This is starting to resemble old home week with all the good people showing up for the party
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I am 67 years old, just bought a used Goldwing, but find it a bit cumbersome around town. I go on 2 road trips every year, but wonder if the F6B would not be a better bike for me. My road trips are usually 1 week long, the wing is great for these! But I might get more daily use from the bagger.

Does it handle better at low speeds? Does it feel lighter?

Appreciate your advice
I'm 67 too and my advise is to stick with the wing a bit longer, practise makes perfect and you'll get to handle it fine with a bit of time in the saddle. I find each year there's a bit of re-familiarization at the season start to get back to where I was at the previous season end, even though I do winter ride, it just takes a few town rides and I actually enjoy the town riding very much.

I don't know about the US F6B but our ones don't have reverse and that, for me, would be a no brainer for town use. I can easily get a wheel of my wing into a depression, a dent or a drainage channel, for example, in the road surface and I can't wheel it out without reverse; so if your F6B's are without reverse I'd consider that a serious deficit. Plainly some folk work around it but it would be too much of a limitation for me.
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I am 67 years old, just bought a used Goldwing, but find it a bit cumbersome around town. I go on 2 road trips every year, but wonder if the F6B would not be a better bike for me. My road trips are usually 1 week long, the wing is great for these! But I might get more daily use from the bagger.



Does it handle better at low speeds? Does it feel lighter?



Appreciate your advice


If you already have a Goldwing GL1800 and want the lighter FB6 for around town other than a couple of weeks out of the year. You might want to consider this. It will allow you to keep your current Wing to save the expense of a new FB6. Re-install the trunk for long trips. I plan on doing this. Of course a new seat to fit the new line of the hybrid fb6/Goldwing will be in order IMO

http://www.mblinnovations.com/store/index.php

They have what is called a MBL Sport Kit


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If you already have a Goldwing GL1800 and want the lighter FB6 for around town other than a couple of weeks out of the year. You might want to consider this. It will allow you to keep your current Wing to save the expense of a new FB6. Re-install the trunk for long trips. I plan on doing this. Of course a new seat to fit the new line of the hybrid fb6/Goldwing will be in order IMO

http://www.mblinnovations.com/store/index.php

They have what is called a MBL Sport Kit


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If you are referring to the MBL Sport kit, AKA the "Bagger Kit' (see here) it appears that it is no longer made.

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If you are referring to the MBL Sport kit, AKA the "Bagger Kit' (see here) it appears that it is no longer made.


Yes that is what I'm referring to. Wow! Sorry about that. I hadn't looked in a while. Have had other priorities in life and for my Wing to invest the roughly $500 for the kit. It saddens me that they might have discontinued it. I will call them to see if it is still available. I will post results.


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Its always better when they let the dog out......uh.....
The Hawk out!!!
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With all respect to rayjoe I've ridden both and own the B. It feels and handles 200 lbs less than a Full Wing to me. And yeah the center of gravity is lower. No trunk up high especially if you have it full of stuff. Seat is lower to the ground and that helps bring the center of gravity lower. The bike just feels more nimble.
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Its always better when they let the dog out......uh.....
The Hawk out!!!
"Who let the dog out?....Hawk...Hawk...Hawk...Hawk" hahahaha

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